Anxiety disorder symptoms
Reviewed by our psychologist : Silvija Licina
Anxiety disorder symptoms can be both physical and mental. Moreover, anxiety and stress often go hand in hand, so it’s highly likely that you’ll suffer from both.
In this article
- What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?
- How do you know if you’ve got an anxiety disorder?
What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?
An anxiety disorder makes you tense, which leads to symptoms like worrying, restlessness and irritability. Sleeping problems, fatigue, problems concentrating and muscle pains are all also classic signs.
In addition, an anxiety disorder can lead to the following physical symptoms:
- Cold chills
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Tingling in the hands and/or feet
Physical symptoms, like dry mouth, nausea, stomach ache, and even vomiting and diarrhea can all also be signs of an anxiety disorder.
Confusion is a common mental symptom. For example, you might struggle to remember where you are and who you are. Or you may feel like you’re losing control, going crazy or even dying. These are some of the more extreme symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
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How Do You Know If You’ve Got an Anxiety Disorder?
It’s most easy to identify symptoms of anxiety when you’re experiencing tension or uncertainty, for example if you’re in a new or unfamiliar situation. You’ll go out of your way to avoid confrontation and tension in your relationships because you don’t want to deal with it. You might also notice yourself struggling to get out of bed when you’re experiencing a lot of tension or, for example, you might eat more when you’re feeling tense or stressed. These could all be symptoms of an anxiety disorder.